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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Settler Returns

These are the final settler returns for each party, transcribed from CO48/47 at the National Archives, Kew, London. They formed the basis of "The Settler Handbook" by M.D. Nash, although there are some differences, as she used returns held at the Cape as well. Earlier versions of the returns can often be found amongst the 1819 settler correspondence. With the exception of capital letters for surnames, the tables are true transcriptions of the file in the National Archives, although occasionally comments have been added below in square brackets. The returns held in the Cape Archives can be found in CO6138 Volumes 1 and 2. 

There are no returns in CO47/48 for Charles CAMPBELL, Richard DANIELL, Christopher THORNHILL or William WAIT, all of whom sailed later (see post 1820 correspondence), or for the ill-fated RUSSELL's Party who sailed on the Abeona. There is also no return for WILKINSON's Party, who sailed in the privately chartered Amphitrite, but the names are listed in the returns for NIGHTINGALE's Party transcribed from CO6138/2/104 at the Cape Archives. The return for STANLEY's Party can be found in his correspondence dated 4th January 1820, although an earlier return from the Cape Archives (CO6138) is transcribed here.


[There are two identical returns in the file, with a note attached to say that the original list was substituted on 29 December 1819. The amended list does not appear in this file but is included in the correspondence of Charles MOUNCEY.]


RETURN of SETTLERS proceeding to the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE under the Direction of Mr. Charles MOUNCEY

Total Number of the Men 12
Total Number of the Women 11
Total Number of Persons above Fourteen Years of Age  0
Total Number of Children under Fourteen Years of Age 18
Total Number of the Whole Party 41
Total Amount of Deposit Money for the Whole Party £120


Names of the Men
Profession or Trade Names of the Women
Names of the
Male Children
Names of the
Female Children
Deposit Money
payable by the
respective settlers
Charles MOUNCEY  40  Farmer  Sarah  39  William  13       
          James  10      10 
Wm. TAYLOR  37  do  Martha  30      Ann  10 
Wm. SOUTH  38  do  Liddia  39      Mary  10 
Jos'h HEWSON 21  Labourer  Elizabeth  20  Charles  1½      10 
Jos'h NEEDHAM  28  Farmer  Mary 30  John       
          Joseph      10 
Wm. GUEST  26  do  Mary 26  William Elizabeth 10 
Geo. FELLS  26  Potter  Ellen  26  George Ann 10 
Geo. CARLISLE  22  Smith  Hannah  20     Mary   ½ 10
Sam'l SHILLITO  39  Sawyer  Isabella  40  Samuel 13  Tabitha 10  10 
Thos. SHILLITO 18                10 
Matthew HINCHLIFFE 30  Labourer  Ann  28  John 10  Fanny  10 
Thos. SOAR  30  Labourer  Ann  30      Ann 7  
              Sarah  10
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Settler Returns listing